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menace78
02-17-2012, 09:50 PM
I chatted skimmy a while back about it and the Atman 2500 Pump was my best choice.
Seems it's out of stock at the only place I can find it.
My sedro 3500 finally blew up last night and I need a new pump ASAP.
I was looking at just getting another 3500 or a sedro 5000, But I'm sure there is some better pumps I could use on this body in the same price range. I'm just not all that sure on what will work well with this body.

I have the Euro Reef RS 6-1
light to medium Fish load ** in a 125g mixed reef.

**I need this up and working again ASAP as I usually dose phytoplankton for non photosynthetic corals, but Will have to hold off till I get the goo churning out again.

Any suggestions would be considered and
Thanks in advance.
Casey

Skimmy
02-17-2012, 11:27 PM
the sicce psk 600 pump would also be a good replacement choice. more expensive than the atman 2500, but a better pump as well.
and better than buying a replacement sedra 3500 or 5000

Sicce Professional Protein Skimmer Pump w/ Needle Wheel w/ AquaMaxx Venturi (http://www.marinedepot.com/Sicce_Professional_Protein_Skimmer_Pump_w_Needle_W heel_w_AquaMaxx_Venturi_500_to_1000_Gallons_Per_Ho ur_Submersible_Water_Pumps-Sicce_USA-XJ11111-FIWPSBFT-vi.html)

menace78
02-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Awesome, I was looking at the Sicce PSK-1000 on that page after I posted here, Would it be too much for the RS 6-1?
I was figuring ~$120 before I even started looking, so If it's not too powerful or wouldn't do as good a job as the 600, I'll take your advice and order the 600 instead.

And would you suggest using that venturi or the one from my sedro 3500 (I think it's a regular ASM venturi)?

Thanks as always you rule :D

Casey

Skimmy
02-22-2012, 03:45 AM
for your size neck and reaction chamber i wouldnt want the psk 1000, i think the 600 will be perfect.
and you can always play around with the venturis, but im pretty certain the venturi with the sicce will work better than the sedra